I am a social worker in private practice. When I qualified, I worked at the Dept of Social Welfare dealing mainly with teenagers with family problems. From there, I worked at FAMSA for 7 years doing marriage counselling. During this period, I completed my Masters Degree focussing on marital and family therapy. My thesis was examining the effect of being self-employed on marriage. I started my private practice in 1995, and I qualified as an Imago Relationship Therapist in 2005. I have also supervised and lectured 4th year social work university students during this time. As a result of this, I completed my PhD in 2016, and the topic of my thesis was “Marriage in contemporary Zulu society: implications for couple counselling”.